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Easy Baked Salmon & Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner (healthy, low carb)

If you are looking for a healthy, low carb dinner, try this easy baked salmon sheet pan recipe. There is also a delicious creamy lemon Asiago sauce that goes great with both the salmon and asparagus.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healhty dinner, sheet pan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 342 kcal
Author Denise


  • 1 whole salmon (mine was 2.3 lbs)
  • 1 lb asparagus spears, cleaned and cut into large pieces

Lemon Asiago Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice (depending how lemony you like it)
  • zest of half lemon
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • ½ cup Asiago cheese, grated
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  1. Preaheat oven to 400° F.

  2. Place a piece of foil on a large baking tray or cookie sheet. Spray with cooking oil.

  3. Rinse and dab dry the piece of salmon. Place on the cookie sheet along with the cleaned and sliced asparagus.

  4. Spray cooking spray all over the salmon and asparagus. You can also use olive oil but this is easier.

  5. Generously sprinkle salt and pepper over both the asparagus and salmon. Bake for 20 minutes. Salmon should be nice and flaky.

  6. While the fish is baking make the sauce.

  7. In a small saucepan, add the butter and garlic and cook for about a minute. The garlic will be fragrant.

  8. Then add in the lemon juice and zest. Let cook for another minute.

  9. Lastly add in the cheese and cream. Whisk until the cheese is melted. Use immediately. Eitehr pour on fish or serve along side.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information:

1 tablespoon of lemon asiago sauce

69 cals / 6.9g fat / 0.5g carbs / 1.1g protein = 0.5g net carbs

1 serving of both salmon and asparagus based on 6 servings total

273 cals / 7.9g fat / 1.8g carbs / 0.9g fiber / 46.2g protein = 0.9g net carbs